Research teams

Transfer of knowledge

The ability to have integrative multidisciplinary research is indispensable for a systematic genetic approach with functional significance and requires transfer-of-knowledge within each research team but also between research teams. Researchers rotated among institutes, strengthening the cohesion within the research teams of the BrainTrain Consortium. There was substantial transfer of knowledge between the 5 research teams.

The ability to have integrative multidisciplinary research is indispensable for a systematic genetic approach with functional significance and requires transfer-of-knowledge within each research team but also between research teams. Researchers rotated among institutes, strengthening the cohesion within the research teams of the BrainTrain Consortium. There was substantial transfer of knowledge between the 5 research teams.

  • Research teams

    To reach its objectives, the BrainTrain research program is composed of 5 scientific Research Teams, see list below, with 3 trainees each.
  • Genetics of the brain

    The increasing prevalence for neurodegenerative disease in our aging population poses a growing problem for healthcare.
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  • The synaptic interactome

    Many brain disorders are to be considered 'synaptic diseases" or 'synaptopathies' and cellular function of synapses.
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  • Functional genomic of the synapse

    The synapse is a specialized structure between two neurons at which basal neuronal communication takes place.
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  • Synaptic plasticity

    In neuropsychiatric disorders associated with reduced cognitive abilities, such as age-related cognitive decline, but also mental retardation, the ability of synapses to alter their strength is strongly affected.
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  • Transmission and behavioral function

    The etiology of many disorders including age-related cognitive decline and neurodegenerative disorders such as dementia and Parkinson’s disease is still poorly understood.
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